Posted in music | music history on October 29, 2008


Memorabilia from some of punk rock's biggest acts and seminal moments -- including a scrawled flier for one of the Clash's first shows and publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols -- is headed for a Nov. 24 Christie's auction.

The event, announced Tuesday, includes more than 120 records, photos and promotional pieces for such punk, garage rock and new wave legends as the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, the Ramones, David Bowie, Blondie, the Cure and the Smiths.

The auction is Christie's first to focus on punk mementos, signaling the collectible status of a brash, anti-authoritarian rock movement that largely thumbed its nose at posterity.

"We understand that tastes change, tastes mature," said Christie's pop-culture chief Simeon Lipman. "Ten years ago, punk memorabilia probably wouldn't be something we'd be auctioning here. But now, people of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material." [AP]

The pictured Television/Ramones flyer is one of the items. Look through everything HERE.



Comments (8)

Christies is so punk.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2008 9:51 AM

Hold on a sec bro. Doobie Brothers memorabilia included in this auction. WTF. Punk it is not...

Posted by Voltron | October 29, 2008 9:59 AM

in 30 years my Dan Deacon memorabilia will be worth a fortune.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2008 10:11 AM


Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2008 1:21 PM


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Posted by Work from Home | July 8, 2012 5:32 PM


This Punk SLASH Rock auction, not a Punk Rock auction.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2012 6:01 PM

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